After a 65-year-old hunter, Uchechukwu Nweke allegedly killed his wife, son and shot himself at Amunike community in Awka North council area of Anambra State, three people were confirmed dead.
Nweke allegedly shot his wife, Patricia Nweke (55), and his son, Obinna Nweke (29), with a single barrel rifle, and burned his house as well.
In circumstances yet to be ascertained, he was said to have shot himself equally using the same gun.
Confirming the incident, CSP Haruna Mohammed, the Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra State, said the command received the information on 28/1/2021 from the vigilante chairman, Amunike group.
“There was a report from the vigilante chairman Amunike community in Awka North LGA of Anambra State that on the same date at about 3:am, a hunter one Uchechukwu Nweke ‘m’ aged 65 years of same address allegedly shot his wife Patricia Nweke ‘f’ aged 55 years with a single barrel gun and also burnt his house along with his son named Obinna Nweke aged 29 years in a circumstances yet to be ascertained,” Mohammed said in a statement.
“The suspect equally shot himself using the same gun.”
“Police detectives attached to Achalla police station visited the scene and rushed victims to Uche hospital Isuanocha for medical attention where all the three victims were certified dead by a medical doctor on arrival”.
He said the victims’ corpses were deposited for autopsy at the hospital morgue, adding that inquiries are underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN